Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
- Isaiah 43:18–19, NKJV
Do you remember the movie Groundhog Day?
The show stars Bill Murray where he finds himself inexplicably trapped in a small town as he lives the same day repeatedly.
Many people can relate, living the same life year after year - rarely changing anything. Change is not just about doing new things.
The best change comes when we give up what we do not need.
It may seem odd to give up something good, however good is the enemy of best.
Moving from good to best will demand that we sacrifice the good things to get to the BEST!
Leaving certain things behind is necessary to move forward.
The urgent things in life will always steal the fullness of joy and the life you were meant to live.
Urgency creates a sense of busyness, which in turn creates a false sense of accomplishment.
Less busy and more rest is far more necessary than being active.
“Our culture invariably supposes that action and accomplishment are better than rest and that doing — anything — is better than doing nothing. Because of our desire to succeed, to meet ever-growing expectations, we do not rest.” -John English Lee
Less social media or TV may lead to increased quiet times and needed Bible reading. We might be shocked if we examined the unnecessary versus the vital.
- Connecting to God is far more necessary than catching the morning news.
- Hearing God and following His commands are far more vital than the Twitter headlines.
Let’s dive deeper into what is urgent and necessary to maximize our spiritual lives.